It’s official: Rafinha will play for Real Sociedad until June 2022. As expected in recent days, the 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder was loaned this Monday by PSG to the Basque club. The two entities formalized this sale this Monday at the end of the day. The loan does not come with a purchase option and Rafinha will therefore find Paris at the end of the season, where he is engaged until June 2023.
“I am very happy to arrive in this club, he reacted on the official website of Real Sociedad. I am very happy. The project is ambitious, there is a strong desire to win and to win titles. I feel very good “. Rafinha will wear the number 17. He took the direction of San Sebastian (Spain) on Monday in order to undergo the traditional medical examination and to sign his lease. Real Sociedad, sixth in La Liga and fighting for a Champions League qualifier, will pay part of Rafinha’s salary.
The former Barça player arrived in Paris at the end of summer 2020. He played 39 games in a year and a half, scoring no goals but delivering 7 assists. Appointed in January at the head of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino did not count on Rafinha and his role remained very limited in recent months. The brother of Thiago Alcantara, a Liverpool player, was not even on the list of players who can play in the Champions League.